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Teaching Science for All Children : Inquiry Methods for Constructing Understanding - With CD

Teaching Science for All Children : Inquiry Methods for Constructing Understanding - With CD - 3rd edition

ISBN13: 978-0205464722

Cover of Teaching Science for All Children : Inquiry Methods for Constructing Understanding - With CD 3RD 05 (ISBN 978-0205464722)
ISBN13: 978-0205464722
ISBN10: 0205464726
Edition: 3RD 05
Copyright: 2005
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon, Inc.
Published: 2005
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Teaching Science for All Children : Inquiry Methods for Constructing Understanding - With CD - 3RD 05 edition

ISBN13: 978-0205464722

R. Martin, C. Sexton, T. Franklin and J. Gerlovich

ISBN13: 978-0205464722
ISBN10: 0205464726
Edition: 3RD 05
Copyright: 2005
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon, Inc.
Published: 2005
International: No
Summary

This compact, paperback volume provides pre-service teachers with STRATEGIES AND METHODS of teaching science in the K-8 classroom using Inquiry.

The authors integrate the NSE standards, constructivism, and technology, into their popular "4E" approach to teaching. Exploration, Explanation, Expansion, and Evaluation make up the 4 "E's" of the learning cycle model first invented by Robert Karplus as part of the Science Curriculum Improvement Study in the 1960s. Teaching Science for All Children: Inquiry Methods for Constructing Understanding provides methods for future teachers to foster awareness among their students of the nature of science; to implement skills in the classroom using science inquiry processes; and to develop in their students an understanding of the interactions among science, technology, and society.

Table of Contents

1. What Is Science?

How Do Children Perceive Science?
What Changes Have Occurred in Elementary Science?
The Nature of Science.
Three Essential Features of Science.
The Aims of Standards and Research-Based Education.

2. Learning Science.

What Role Does Brain Development and Processing Play in Learning?
Where Do Children's Ideas Come From and How Do They Influence Learning?
What Is the Dominant Perspective About How Children Learn Science?
What Techniques and Roles Support Constructivist Learning?

3. Inquiry for All Children.

Science For All.
Science for Exceptional Children.
How Can Parents Help Meet Children's Special Needs?

4. Planning Inquiry Lessons.

Using the National Science Education Standards and Promoting Inquiry.
Concept Mapping.
Planning Constructive Inquiry Science Lessons.

5. Assessing Student Performance.

Evaluating Student Learning.
Selecting the Tool for the Task.

6. Inquiry for Scientific Literacy.

What is Scientific Literacy?
Science as Inquiry for Literacy.
Methods that Use Inquiry to Promote Student Concept Formation.
Techniques for Promoting Student Cooperation.
Recommendations for Enhancing Student's Learning of Science.

7. Questioning & Inquiry.

Questions on Questions.
What Are the Different Types of Questions?
What Are the Keys to Effective Questioning?
How Can You Improve Your Questioning?
Why Use Students' Questions.

8. Integration.

What Is Integration?
Approaches to Integration.
Challenges to Integration.

9. Science Safety.

Recommendt.ations for Safe Science Experiences.
How Do You Plan for Safety?
What Are Your Legal Responsibilities?
Safety Equipment.
Performing Safety Assessments.
What Materials are Necessary for the Activities?
Storage.
Room Arrangement.
A Final Though

10. Using Educational Technology.

Why Use Educational Technology?
How Can Educational Technology Be Applied in the Context of Science Teaching?

11. Resources for Best Practices.

Lessons Learned.
Selecting and Using Textbooks.
Best Practices.
Resources for Best Practices.
Appendix: National Science Education Standards: Contents Standards for Grades K-4 and 5-8.
References.
Index.


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